The Department of Chemistry offers a minor in chemistry to those students who wish to enhance their education with a strong concentration in chemistry. The program requires 16 credits of chemistry at the 200 level or above; that is, a total of 24 credits hours including the freshman General Chemistry I & II sequence. A chemistry minor is open to students for whom chemistry courses are a valuable complement to their major's courses. A minor in chemistry will give students an edge and a better fighting chance to be admitted to graduates programs in medical or other professional schools.

Course requirements for a Minor in Chemistry

CHM 101 General chemistry I (4 credits)
CHM 101 is the first semester of a two semester General Chemistry sequence for students majoring in science, or preparing for entry into health professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science. CHM 101 provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids and solids, and chemical thermodynamics. 
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

CHM 112 General chemistry II (4 credits)
CHM 112 is the second of a two semester chemistry course for science majors or those preparing for entry into health professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science. CHM 112 builds on fundamental principles mastered in the first semester of the course. 
Pre-requisites: CHM 101 Co-requisites: None

CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHM 211 is the first semester of a two semester sequence for science majors and those preparing for entry into health professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science. CHM 211 focus on bonding principles, functional groups, isomerism, stereochemistry, nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, and alkyl halides. Addition, elimination, rearrangement and substitution mechanisms. 
Pre-requisites: CHM 112 Co-requisites: None

CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHM 212 Continuation of CHM 211. Nomenclature, properties, reactions and synthesis of conjugated dienes, aromatics, organometallics, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, and amines. Mechanisms include electrophilic aromatic substitution and nucleophilic addition. Carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids
Pre-requisites: CHM 211  Co-requisites: None

CHM 310 Introduction to Instrumental Analysis  (4 credits)
Introduction to the theories of analysis by instrumental methods. Basic electronics are applied to chemical measurements. Topics include an introduction to the theory of spectroscopy, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and others. CHM 310 is an introduction to basic principles and the instrumental design of a variety of analytical techniques, including: electrochemical, spectrochemical (molecular and atomic), chromatographical and mass spectrochemical
Pre-requisites: CHM 212  Co-requisites: None

CHM 311 Biochemistry I (4 credits)
CHM 311 concentrates on understanding the structure and function of biological molecules, especially proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Important concepts of biochemistry including bioenergetics, biological catalysis, and metabolic pathways will be covered. Applications of biochemistry in life sciences, biotechnology, agricultural, medical, and industrial fields will be presented.
Pre-requisites: CHM 212 Co-requisites: None

Department & Programs


Chemistry is essential to the development of society and offers solutions to today's challenges including environmental issues, sustainable energy, and the development of new medicines.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

The Department is primarily concerned with instilling, promoting and refining the university students' 'Faith', 'Knowledge', and 'Performance'; the crucial underpinnings determined by the late King Faisal (MGBHS) for the advancement of the nation.

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Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences is to promote understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues and organs with a concentration on hereditary factors and genetic mechanisms controlling fundamental biological processes, particularly in relation to the human body..

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Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics is critical to the understanding of scientific and engineering concepts as nature laws are best described in a mathematical language, and as engineering concepts are modeled and achieved through mathematical tools.

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The Department of Physics at Alfaisal University provides high quality physics education, producing well prepared graduates who are confident in their abilities and understanding of various physics subjects. To accomplish this mission, the department relies on its world-class faculty members.

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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The Master's Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology provides a solid background in materials chemistry, solid state physics, and an introduction to biotechnology.

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University Preparatory Program (UPP)

The AUPP is a centre of excellence in teaching sciences and English. Our experienced instructors, as teachers and mentors, are here to facilitate your learning and the transition to the college of your choice.

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